Episodes
Two years ago, Rohit Roy (AKA No Fizzy Drink For Me Today guy) become an unlikely viral TikTok star for his quest to quit fizzy drink. Now, on day 651 of no fizzy drink, Rohit is a different person. He's lost more than 15kg, amassed hundreds of thousands of followers, become a Weight Watchers ambassador, and most importantly - stayed off the fizz.  So what has he learned along the way? What mindset tips can he share? And how can we all be as consistent as Rohit?  Rohit Roy on TikTok Erica...
Published 03/22/22
Published 03/14/22
On this solo episode, Erica shares three philosophies from 3 different books that she wishes someone had told her in life.  Simon Sinek - The Infinite Game  Fumitake Koga and Ichiro Kishimi - The Courage To Be Disliked Brene Brown - Dare To Lead Erica's Instagram is here Erica's Tiktok is here See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/14/22
The world of dating coaches is renowned for being full of men giving other men very bad advice. Enter: Cora Boyd, who's revolutionising the category with her advice. She teaches people how to flirt, love and connect - and specialises in teaching heterosexual men about dating women. So how can we get better at flirting? How much of dating is mindset mastery? And how can we nurture both masculine and feminine energies within a romantic dance?  Cora's Instagram is here Cora’s courses can be...
Published 03/08/22
Recently Erica learned how to stick to things and be consistent with habits. And the only way she's been able to do this is because she learned something about herself that she wants to teach you, too - because it really helped her.  The Quiz: https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/ Erica on Tiktok and Instagram: @Erica_mallett See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 03/01/22
Would you answer an unknown call if your life depended on it? For a hiker who was lost in the Rocky mountains, this was not an easy decision.  If you feel fear around speaking on the phone, you might have phone anxiety. But what is it? What causes it? And what can we do to get better at the art of the phone call? Erica on Instagram @erica_mallett  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Published 02/22/22
And now, for something a little different! For the season finale of Wait, You What? Erica is joined by her friend and comedian Sam Taunton for a casual, laid-back chat. They explore questions like - are comedians sad? is being funny an identity? How can we enjoy the process, not the result? And is the audience the boss? Erica will be back after a season break with more episodes of Wait, You What? In the meantime, you can message Erica on Instagram, or email [email protected] See...
Published 11/23/21
If you could live forever, would you? We've seen this question explored in fiction for centuries, but according to a growing number of people, we might soon have to face it in reality.  Meow-Ludo is part of a movement of DIY biologists called biohackers, who believe that they can hack the human body to enhance or change its functionality, including hacking it to be immortal.  So what life longevity technologies are currently being developed? When will we be able to access them? And what do...
Published 11/09/21
Imagine if a single drop of water could ruin your life. It's the reality for Niah Selway, whose rare water allergy means that any contact with water triggers an allergic reaction which feels like an intense burning and itching sensation all over her body.  So how does she cry? Or bathe? What if she sweats? Is there a cure? And how do you get a diagnosis when what you're saying is so bizarre that doctors don't believe you? Contact Erica on Instagram: @erica_mallett Niah's Instagram:...
Published 10/26/21
There’s this societal idea that once you get old, you shouldn’t be sexy. Elizabeth Burton refuses to comply with this narrative. As a 74 year old stripper who has been stripping for over 50 years, she says she’s going to be "sexy until the day she dies".  So what can we learn from a 74 year old stripper about sex, self love and ageing? And how did Elizabeth manage to accidentally smuggle heroin into the US?  Find Elizabeth's podcast with her daughter on Instagram:...
Published 10/12/21
Joshua Barbeau programmed an advanced AI chatbot to sound like his dead fiancé, so he could properly grieve her death. So what has Joshua's story taught us about the potential role of AI in human grief processing? And why is OpenAI, the software's designer, so afraid of what it might be capable of?  Joshua: @JoshuaBarbeau on twitter  Erica: @erica_mallett on Instagram  Thanks to Jason Fagone for his original article on the story in the SFH.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...
Published 09/28/21
David J. Peterson has constructed entire languages for TV shows and movies such as Thor: The Dark World, The Witcher, Doctor Strange, The 100 and of course Game Of Thrones.  So how did Dwight Schrute from the TV show The Office help write a little Dothraki? What do Australian Eshays have to do with ancient Latin? Who are the best and worst actors at speaking Dothraki and Valyrian, and how on earth do you go about building an entire language? Find David here: https://dedalvs.com/ And here:...
Published 09/14/21
Rulla Kelly-Mansell is a State League football player, charity founder, Tasmanian Aboriginal of the Year 2020, musician, content maker and cancer survivor.  Life has thrown more than a fair share of challenges his way. So how has Rulla’s mindset helped him through? And how did writing a letter to himself help him through his cancer treatment? Find Rulla here: https://www.instagram.com/rullamusicofficial/?hl=en Rulla's song Black Swan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07lBoKWM7rw Special...
Published 08/31/21
Have you been feeling stressed lately? Like you're under a lot of pressure? Overcome with fear and worry? Chris Hunter is a motivational speaker, author and bomb disposal technician. As someone who diffuses live bombs for a living, his ability to deal with stress under pressure is the difference between life and death. So how did Chris train himself to be mentally calm and clear in even the most nail-biting scenarios? And can he help us learn to be the same? You can read Chris's books...
Published 08/17/21
I'm guessing you don't think about your butthole all that much, do you? It does its thing, you do yours. Well, 27 year old Emma can't say the same. After years spent suffering from Crohn's disease, hers had to be removed. So what's it like living without a butthole? And how do you heal in the face of a medical system that won't listen? CW: this episode discusses all things butts - in depth. If that's not your thing, pick another episode! Read more from Emma:...
Published 08/03/21
I'm guessing you don't think about your butthole all that much, do you? It does its thing, you do yours. Well, 27 year old Emma can't say the same. After years spent suffering from Crohn's disease, hers had to be removed. So what's it like living without a butthole? And how do you heal in the face of a medical system that won't listen? CW: this episode discusses all things butts - in depth. If that's not your thing, pick another episode! Read more from Emma:...
Published 08/03/21
With decades of experience as a hostage negotiator, Sue Williams negotiates with criminals and terrorists in some of the most high pressure situations imaginable. But whether you’re negotiating with terrorists, or with your partner about what you’ll have for dinner, the underlying tools and principles of negotiation are much the same.  So how can we put Sue's hostage negotiation tactics into practice to be more persuasive in our every day lives? Contact Erica on Instagram: @erica_mallett
Published 07/20/21
Whether you’re negotiating with terrorists, or with your partner about what you’ll have for dinner, the underlying tools and principles of negotiation are much the same. So how can we put hostage negotiation tactics into practice to be more persuasive in our every day lives?
Published 07/20/21
The Bloods vs The Crips - One of the most bitter gang rivalries in the world. For 27 years, Skipp Townsend was a part of it. As a member of The Bloods, he'd run into conflict everywhere, and it was the kind of conflict that could cost you your life. So how did Skipp learn to resolve community conflict, instead of take part in it? And what can we learn from Skipp's story about our own healing? Erica's Instagram: @erica_mallett Skipp's Instagram: @2ndcallwolfpack Skipp's Organisation 2nd...
Published 07/06/21
You know what makes you... you, right? Your mannerisms, music taste and sense of humour. Your personality. So, imagine now that one day you hit your head, and become a different person. Everything you knew about yourself is gone. That's what happened to Carmen after experiencing her brain injury. So how do you navigate the same world when you're suddenly a different person? Instagram: @erica_mallett Content Warning: this podcast mentions anxiety, depression and briefly mentions domestic...
Published 06/22/21
A Brain Injury Survivor On: Your Entire Personality Changing In A Day
Published 06/22/21
As an FBI special agent, Robin Dreeke worked in counterintelligence; catching and recruiting spies for the American government, thwarting threats to national security and protecting the American people. Robin's most valuable tool for getting out of a sticky mission safely? Nope, not a gun. Good communication. So what interpersonal & behavioural analysis strategies did Robin use to turn even the unlikeliest of people into his allies? And how can we do the same in our own lives? Robin's...
Published 06/08/21
What interpersonal & behavioural analysis strategies did this ex FBI Special Agent use to turn even the unlikeliest of people into his allies? And how can we do the same in our own lives?
Published 06/08/21
The tingling sensation, the buildup, the climax, and then... the... snot? Leas realised from a young age that she had a certain kind of interest in sneezes. So how do you come to terms with having a fetish that's considered so unusual? How can you find peace with being so different? Leas Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/leassf Leas's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leassf/
Published 05/25/21